Houston, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Nordex AG plans to spend approximately US $100 million to establish its own U.S. production facilities for wind turbines and rotor blades. The first U.S. produced 2.5-megawatt (MW) wind turbines could enter the U.S. market as early as 2009.
The investment program has a goal of establishing an annual production capacity of 750 MW of turbines and blades by 2012. Starting in 2010, Nordex plans to invest two thirds of the total investment sum in rotor blade production.
“Four years ago, Europe constituted over 70 percent of the market. Looking forward, we expect Europe, Asia and the United States to each account for one third of demand. Over the next few years, we want to generate around 20 percent of our sales in North America,” said Thomas Richterich, CEO of Nordex AG.